We had two weddings technically. From the start of planning in 2018, we wanted the date 10/10/20. I always wanted a Fall wedding and 10 is my lucky number (we are both born on the 10th). However, it is significantly more expensive to have a Saturday wedding and we could have more freedom working out the timeline with our venue if we had a Sunday wedding. So we chose to get legally married on 10/10 with our bridal party and very close family then have a big party the next day.
I was so proud of myself with how much in advance I had everything booked and planned out. Then COVID happened. We spent a long time contacting our vendors and deliberating on what to do next. Ben worried that his grandmother would not get to see our wedding if we pushed it back. 10/10 became a definite source of comfort because even if the world completely shut down, we decided we would sign our marriage license on that day.
We were members of music groups in college and a lot of our friends from those groups were at our wedding. Some of the guys and groom got together and sang “Goodnight sweetheart” to me in the middle of the dance floor. It was so cheesy and perfect.
Once I had been assured with the precautions, we left it up to our guests to decide what was best for them and what they felt comfortable with. 10/11 ended up being a good bit smaller than we first envisioned and I absolutely would not change it for the world (rain and all).
I had so many people tell me that our wedding was a little piece of normalcy that really comforted them during a period of so much isolation.
Written By: Nicole L.
Hair & Makeup: JKW Beauty & Kate Face Beauty
Cake: Sage Cakery
Caterer & Venue: Morningside Inn
Favors: Melissa Weyforth
Flowers: Cross Creek Farm
Formal Wear: Jos. A. Bank
Jewelry: Sarah Walsh Bridal Jewelry
Photography: Amanda Leah Photography
Rings: Brilliant Earth and Happy Laulea
Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal